Elementary School Counselor

Elementary School Counselor

02 May 2020

Elementary School Counselor

SCSD2 is seeking a positive, professional and motivated Counselor to join the Woodland Park team for the 2020/2021 school year.


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QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Counseling
  • Wyoming certification requirements

REPORTS TO: Building Principal


JOB GOAL: To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in

making educational, occupational, and life plans that hold promise for their personal

fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.


PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:


1. Assist teachers and administrators in understanding and providing for individual students emotional

and social needs.

2. Assist individual students with social, emotional, psychological and personal issues confronting them.

3. Demonstrate effective communication skills in communicating with students, parents, staff and

administrators.

4. Provide individual and group counseling and guidance that leads students to increased personal

growth, self understanding, and maturity.

5. Plan and execute classroom presentations that are appropriate for general student population: i.e. –

Refusal skills, body safety, friendships, etc.

6. Assist in the coordination of efforts of the schools with the community and outside agencies in

promoting programs to benefit entire student population: i.e. – Positive Action, Drug and Alcohol,

Cisco, etc.

7. Provide direct intervention and counseling services to students as necessary.

8. Assist in the development of the child’s educational plan in terms of social, emotional, and academic

behavior in solving specific student problems.

9. Represent the district in meetings with other agencies concerned with social welfare: D-Pass, Mental

Health, etc.

10. Make home visits to gather and provide information, explain school policies and procedures, listen to

parents’ point of view.

11. Serve on district wide committees and building committees to improve educational services provided

and evaluate those in existence: i.e. – Positive Action, Guidance and Counseling etc.

12. Serve as a support to parents by providing suggestions and coordinating methods of home programs

for child.

13. Serve as a referral source of services in community that are available to family and children.

14. Serve as consultant in the areas of social, emotional, and academic behaviors in solving specific

educational and student problems.

15. To act as advocate of child protection issues.

16. Represent the school in special education parent conferences.

17. Provide individual crisis counseling and developmental counseling referred by teachers, parents,

administrators, or the student himself.

18. Develop a pro-active approach to school social work by assisting classroom instruction in self-

understanding and self-growth.

19. Provide a resource for classroom teachers in any and all areas that concern human behavior.

20. Demonstrate a knowledge of Federal laws for students with disabilities such as I.D.E.A. and Section

504, Rules and Regulations Governing Students With Disabilities in Wyoming Public Schools, and

local rules and regulations.

21. Other duties as assigned by supervisor and school administrators.


ERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and fringe benefits to be set by the Board of Trustees.


Job category: Certified

Exemption Status: exempt

Days/year: 187

Hours/day: 8

Insurance Eligibility: full time insurance

Contract position: yes


EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be in accordance with provisions of the Board’s Policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.


The closing date displayed is a guideline for candidates and hiring committees. All job postings shall be open for a minimum of five days before they are filled. Once five days have elapsed, committees may begin selecting, interviewing, and hiring qualified candidates. An application is not a guarantee for an interview. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early, as job postings may close sooner than the listed close date.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act exemption status(exempt/non-exempt from overtime) is designated by position. Sheridan County School District No. 2 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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